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College students struggle to balance jobs and school

Franklin Rodriguez, a senior, applied to four to five jobs since his freshman year. For him, it was difficult selling himself to employers. “The hardest thing when applying for jobs and internships, for me, would be the process of making resumes,” Rodriguez said. “I have always been awful at talking myself up.” Rodriguez, majoring in psychology and […]

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Students unable to work a full-time job and pay tuition, data finds

The average full-time student needs to work more than 900 hours to pay for one year of tuition and fees. In 1979, for the same person, only 182 hours were needed. Randal Olson, a graduate research assistant at Michigan State University, originally reported the data after a conversation with his grandfather. “It’s a topic that […]

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Report finds first 10 years of working determines lifetime earnings

Growth in lifetime earnings are determined in the first ten years of a worker’s life, said a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released in early February. The report focused on the growth in average income earned over a lifetime for workers in the U.S. with a median worker earning a […]

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Education and internships go hand-in-hand, poll says

Twenty-nine percent of graduates say they held a job or an internship where they were able to apply skills learned from classes, according to a new poll from Gallup. The survey found recent graduates more likely to find the connection with 35 percent of students who graduated from 2010 to 2014 compared to 29 percent […]

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Report proves the value of a college education

To all students questioning the value of their college degree, rest assured. It is projected that a college degree will reward a salary double that of a high school graduate. However, the value of a chosen major varies. Last month, The Hamilton Project, a think-tank, published a comprehensive report outlining the economic rewards of 80 […]

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Job opportunities look bleak for graduates, but hope remains

As the spring semester begins, students are choosing their majors and aiming to graduate on time. All of the students, however, wish to have a good job waiting for them once they complete school. Queens College students are no different as it had a total enrollment of 20,100 students, according to the QC 2012-13 Fact […]

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Students and faculty question the value of unpaid internships

According to a student survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers 63.1 percent of paid interns receive at least one job offer as compared to 37 percent of unpaid interns. Those unpaid interns don’t fare much better than the 35 percent of students without an internship that get offered at least one job. […]

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